Category Archives: Movement Principles

067-How churches can spark disciple making movements: David Broodryk [podcast]

 It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transitions. William Bridges Most change ventures fail when leaders think only about the change to be introduced rather than the people who need to embrace it. In this interview, David Broodryk talks about helping churches embrace and adopt the principles and practices of disciple making […]


Getting Started with Movements [video]

Michelle and I are on our journey from Melbourne to London. We stopped off in Mexico for the CRM World Wide Conference. Here’s my “Ted Talk” on getting started with disciple making movements.

The wisdom of Bill on Movement Pioneers

Steve Smith asked Bill*, a father of modern Church-planting movements, what characteristics he sees consistently in men and women that God is using to catalyse CPMs. This is a composite of what he has seen. A passion to see many saved throughout an area, people, or city––their focus is on the lost that have yet […]

Jesus as theological educator

Jesus chose not to found a school (even though schools existed in the ancient world) or to establish a structured curriculum leading to a degree. Further, even after their three years of education at Jesus’ side, Peter and John were still identified as ignorant and untrained, but nonetheless feared and honored and able to turn […]

059-Ying Kai on Church Planting Movements [podcast]

For security reasons we can’t show you Ying Kai’s face. But you can listen to him share about a church planting movement in East Asia that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of new disciples and thousands of new churches. The video above is an interview Ying Kai did with Rick Warren. The podcast recording […]


058-Reaching the world in your backyard: James Harvey & David Kaufmann [podcast]

God has brought the world to Nashville Tennessee. James Harvey and David Kaufmann talk about reaching immigrant populations through disciple making movements. What they had to say rocked my understanding of how we train workers for the harvest. Download their resources at Contact James and David about training at Podcast: Play in new […]


Five Reasons (Most) Seminary Graduates Fail At Church Planting

This Forbes magazine article got my attention. It may explain why you’ll only find one or two good church planters in most institutions of theological learning. Five Reasons (Most) MBAs Fail At Startups Startups Need Execution, Not Administration Despite the proliferation of entrepreneurial courses within Business Administration programs, business schools are essentially vocational training grounds […]

057-Job Description: Movement Catalyst [podcast]

David Broodryk on what a movement catalyst does. How he finds them. How he mentors and equips them. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS


Growing movement leaders

I asked Nathan, a worker somewhere in South Asia, about what he does to grow movement leaders. His response opens a window on how to grow leaders in a growing disciple making movement. Steve I realize more than ever my role at this point is diagnostics. We have around 8-10 teams of workers experiencing some stage […]

A Church Planting Movement is a Leadership Movement

So you’ve broken through and you’re beginning to connect with people, share the gospel and train disciples. You may be tempted to camp there for a while. I was. After all, you’re finally seeing fruit. People are coming to faith and going on to discipleship. Now you are ready for a new challenge—multiplying workers. While […]